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Thursday, July 8, 2010

5.4 Earthquake - near Borrego springs


Hey, the earth moved again. This time I was talking with a friend via skype! Too bad I didn't have webcam, so he could have had the thrill too! Felt as far north as San Bernardino. Not an aftershock from the Easter Quake, so the TV people tell me. Happened just a little before 5p.m. PDT.

5 comments:

Father John Boyle said...

Nice to be known as 'a friend'. Do arrange an earthquake for when I visit!

gemoftheocean said...

Wilco! Would you like light, moderate, or "like real serious, dude, we had to get up and stand in a doorway?" The one we had was classed "moderate." Lots of aftershocks but none felt down here.

Terry Nelson said...

I would be so excited to be in one - I know - sick, huh.

gemoftheocean said...

Terry - cheap thrills! Not many months after we'd moved to California when I was 14, the area I was living in experienced a major earthquake. (the 6.whatever one in Sylmar in 71). I was sorta ticked we were in Las Vegas that Sunday and missed it. We drove back that day, not sure what sort of damage the house might have suffered. (we lived in Chatsworth, 6 miles from the epicenter) - we found when we came back: one overturned water cooler in the kitchen, a row of books on one of my bookcases (which had been tightly packed) had jumped off its shelve onto the floor - remaining in perfect order, and about a foot and a half of water had sloshed out of the pool. There were some aftershocks all week. Monday morning when I woke up I said something to my parents to the effect that I was sorry to have missed the "big one" because all my friends would ahve felt it and have stories to tell..and I wouldn't and they said "you didn't FEEL those other quakes in the night?" I'd slept right through a few 5 and 4 point whatever aftershocks. Entire hare krishna saffroned robed gangs could have probably played their tamboreens and danced around in my room all night and I wouldn't have noticed.

mum6kids said...

And to think we get all wobbly over here if a lorry rolls by.

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